April in the garden.

The April Garden

 

April is the last call to plant warm season crops for summer harvest. By then end of June out gardening season is over until September. Continue planting warm season crops such as eggplant, beans, sweet potatoes, southern peas and summer squash.

It’s been another good year for rain, not too little and not too much. Vegetable crops need 1 -2 inches of water each week and container plants may need to be watered every day, so you’ll need to monitor the soil. Push your finger into the soil about 1 inch. If the soil is moist there is no need to water. Think about installing a drip irrigation system if you don’t have one. It delivers water directly where it is needed with very little waste.

Keep an eye out for garden pests. At the moment there is very little activity but that will change soon.

The Edible Garden

An edible flower border.

A border of red leaf lettuce, marigolds, oregano, and scented geraniums.